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Welcome to The Party Wagon! My name is Lydia , and I will be your hostess on this adventure through adorable children's parties. Get ready for all sorts of goodies, tips, tricks and hints on all things pertaining to entertaining your little ones and their friends!

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Tuesday
Jul042017

PANDA-MONIUM BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

Ahh! I love this adorable Panda Party so much!  If my daughter had not outgrown themed parties, this is exactly the party theme I would wish to host for her!  This is the first year that she has not requested a certain type of party, and so I will just share with you these fabulous party ideas from Jenny, at Bloom Designs!  I don't mind living vicariously through someone else's fun, how about you?  Jenny makes "Pandamonium" look so cute!

The party decorations are so much fun- I love the set-up on the porch around the fireplace...and I love the panda balloons and place settings that are on the party table!

The design of the panda and the light pink plate color is such a great mix.  I think these are adorable!

Of course, I love a beautiful dessert table and this one is just fantastic!  The Oreo cake and all of the panda desserts are so creative and very fun...

The white chocolate mousse in glass dessert cups decorated to look like panda bears is my favorite on the table!

The cake pops are beautiful in blush and white...and then look how sweet the doughnuts are with the simple, but oh-so-cute panda picks...

And, the panda bear macarons are pretty darn cute themselves!

For acitivities, Jenny says "..during the party the girls ate panda pasta and panda dogs- the birthday girl’s favorite on the dinner table set with our custom panda plates and party like a panda cups. The girls entertained themselves at the panda polish station and went on a panda hunt. Once it got dark the girls settled into our little movie lounge area and watched Kung Foo Panda where they ate panda popcorn and panda puffs. To make the movie aspect a bit more unique, I wrapped the candy boxes in custom wrappers and decorated the space with panda posters and honeycomb balls.".  I love all of the details that Jenny included to make them whole party panda perfect.

Pin the Nose on the Panda was also set-up for the guests~ and everyone was able to Adopt a Panda to take home!


How fun is that?  I think the party ideas are just fantastic.  I encourage you to let me know if you host a Panda Party- I would love to see your ideas, too!  Cheers to all of the fun ways to celebrate your favorite people!

XO,

Lydia

 

Wednesday
Sep072016

Birthday Party Ideas for a Teen- How to Celebrate a TEEN

Wow! My daughter turned into a teen!  Sometimes it can be tricky to decide what to do to celebrate this milestone.  I wanted to share with you some ideas that may help if you want to mark the occasion but also keep it low-key.  At first, my daughter wanted to have a very large sleepover to celebrate.  I loved it that she wanted to include everyone she knew, but laughed at the thought of trying to corral close to 30 tweens and teens! So, I told her she could have a little, bitty, teeny sleepover and her "real" party could be bubble soccer (which she had been begging to do at this huge sleepover she was planning ).  So, realizing the play on words with a "teeny" party, we went with the TEENY theme and used as many miniature things as we could.  It was such a fun theme and the ideas could go on forever...but this is what we decided on for her teeny, little sleepover. 

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Monday
Jun272016

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS ~ EMOJI PARTY

Everyone loves to express themselves and EMOJIs make it more fun than ever! These birthday party ideas, with Emojis as the theme, appeal to such a wide range of ages.  I know it is often difficult to find a theme for older kids (tweens and teens), and so this party by Lillian Hope Designs is a perfect way to celebrate with something everyone can agree on...who can deny the charm of these little yellow faces with heart eyes and cute smiles? I also love the fact that they translate so well into fun desserts and treats!  These Emoji Cookies are just the best!

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Thursday
Apr072016

Some Bunny's Having a Birthday Party Ideas

This adorable Bunny Party is so perfect for spring! It is, of course, fabulous for Easter...but also for a Bunny Birthday!  I love the theme "Some Bunny's Turning..." or "Some Bunny's Having a Birthday!". These photos from Lillian Hope Designs show you how to create a beautiful spring dessert table using sweet designs and easy-to find treats!  And, the printables are FREE over at Lillian Hope Designs!!

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Tuesday
Mar222016

BRIGHT AND BOLD EASTER PARTY IDEAS- SPRING BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

If there is one word I would use to describe Tiffany from Fizzy Party, it would be FUN! Tiffany is always full of energy and this Easter party lets her energetic self shine through!  Check out the super-fun, bright, and cheerful colors that Tiffany opted for...no soft pastels here. These ideas and the color scheme can be adapted to spring birthday parties, hoppin' baby showers, and beyond!  Enjoy!

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